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Old 03-14-2019, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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You will definitely not miss what you never had.

I missed it for about the first 3 hours then I got used to it and now I could never go back to a button.

Instead of a home button you have gestures (swipe up from the bottom on any screen to go home). You also have face scanning instead of fingerprint. It's not as fast, but it's close. I much prefer having the larger screen in the same size device and no home button taking up space.

Thanks.

I've been fighting with Android, and the orphaned Essential phone, for a while and I am about to toss in my chips and go Apple.

Anytime I get at an Apple computer, a few times a year, it seems like a foreign land.
So I am wondering about learning curve.

Wondering if I should get a cheaper older model and fool with it before going large.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Thanks.

I've been fighting with Android, and the orphaned Essential phone, for a while and I am about to toss in my chips and go Apple.

Anytime I get at an Apple computer, a few times a year, it seems like a foreign land.
So I am wondering about learning curve.

Wondering if I should get a cheaper older model and fool with it before going large.
I think for computers, the learning curve to a Mac is somewhat steep because we've all been using windows for so long.

With smart phones, going from Android to iOS is a much easier transition. It's much more simplified and intuitive than Android. Android is customizations and options galore. iOS is what it is, what Apple gives you. It's good and bad depending what you want.

Apple gives you a 14 day no questions asked return period so you can try it out for 2 weeks and return it for a full refund if you don't like it (if you are in the USA that is). Maybe watch a few "iOS for beginners" videos on YouTube. I think you would transition just fine. Just remember, neither OS is perfect, but they both have positives and negatives.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I would not get a X. I don't want to say it would be obsolete faster than an XR/XS, but that extra year in the product line may mean it won't get an iOS update a year or two sooner.

I would look into the XR. Cheaper than XS models and newer/faster than the X. If you're looking for value, the 8+ is still perfectly fine.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Earth
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no


I'm waiting for wireless charging


My phone is fine
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I've been fighting with Android, and the orphaned Essential phone, for a while and I am about to toss in my chips and go Apple.

Couldn't get rid of my Essential fast enough either. I know MANY people had a great experience with it but mine was just not great. I have since gone to the OnePlus 6T and it is hands down the best phone I've ever had. Everything the Essential should have been.

Recommend the 6T MikeJ. You will nto regret it. And it's only $550 for the base model.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:09 AM
 
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I missed the button moving from my 7 Plus to an X for around a day. 90% of the time it's better, the only 10% is when I'm doing something that has the phone not in sight pointing at my face. Like in the car cup holder.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:13 AM
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Location: Ohio
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I'm waiting for wireless charging
My iPhone Xr has wireless charging.

I've had it for a couple of months now. It's terrific.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:23 AM
 
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My iPhone Xr has wireless charging.

I've had it for a couple of months now. It's terrific.
So does the X.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I missed the button moving from my 7 Plus to an X for around a day. 90% of the time it's better, the only 10% is when I'm doing something that has the phone not in sight pointing at my face. Like in the car cup holder.

You don't use Apple Pay, do you?
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:29 PM
 
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You don't use Apple Pay, do you?
Occasionally, but I use that with a PIN.
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